Nurse staffing and the work environment linked to readmissions among older adults following elective total hip and knee replacement

Source:  International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 2016, 2 February [epub]

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Date of publication: February 2016

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: A cross-sectional analysis of secondary data was conducted of Medicare patients admitted to acute care hospitals in the USA for an elective hip or knee replacement. The objective of the study was to examine the effect of nurse staffing and the work environment on 10-day and 30-day unplanned readmissions.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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